Short names for Istio CRDs


There are many resources defined in Istio such as VirtualService, ServiceEntry, DestinationRule and so on.
They don’t have short names, so it is not convenient to operate them through kubectl.

There is a PR for this, but still need more discussion about:

  • Which CRDs should be selected to add short names?
  • What short names are suitable for them?


I desire gw, vs, dr, and se.


Great initiative Jin,

I would suggest to bring this to the discussion for the next UX meeting. I just added that as suggestion to the agenda:


I have a second item for kubectl get we can discuss at the UX meeting.

PR adds columns to to the short output. Perhaps we can discuss the proposed names and proposed columns together.